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Parcells uses slur talking about trick play
ESPN ^ | 6/7/04 | ESPN

Posted on 06/07/2004 8:37:18 PM PDT by freedom44

IRVING, Texas -- Bill Parcells apologized Monday for calling the surprise plays used in practice "Jap plays," saying the remark was inappropriate.

The Dallas Cowboys coach was talking to reporters at the team's minicamp about how his quarterbacks coach and defensive coordinator try to outdo each other when he made the comment, an apparent reference to Japan's 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

"You've got to keep an eye on those two, because they're going to try to get the upper hand," Parcells said about quarterbacks coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. "Mike wants the defense to do well, and Sean, he's going to have a few ... no disrespect for the Orientals, but what we call Jap plays. OK. Surprise things."

After a murmur in the room of reporters, which included a Japanese journalist, Parcells repeated, "No disrespect to anyone."

"Bill Parcells is a brilliant coach," John Tateishi of the Japanese-American Citizen's League, a national civil rights group told DallasNews.com. "Unfortunately, he is ignorant about racial slurs. I take great offense by what he said. Parcells ought to know better. He sorely needs more education on what is offensive and non-offensive to Japanese-Americans. I am shocked that he would say this."

Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple apologized on behalf of the organization, and Parcells later issued a statement.

"Today during my news conference I made a very inappropriate reference, and although I prefaced it with the remark, 'no disrespect to anyone intended,' it was still uncalled for and inconsiderate. For that I apologize to anyone who may have been offended," he said.

Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple said the "organization apologizes to anyone who may have been offended."

Akira Kuboshima, editor of American Football Magazine in Japan, said he wasn't offended, though he knows many Japanese will be.

"There is a lot of chance for someone to feel offended," Kuboshima said. "To me, it was no big deal."

Parcells spoke to Kuboshima, offering what the reporter perceived to be an apology. Kuboshima said he was surprised more by the reaction of other reporters than the comment.

That comment was only part of Parcells' 45-minute session with reporters, in which he also talked about the team's quarterback competition, players at several positions and some of the new additions.

He said he isn't going to be as patient in his second season with the Cowboys.

After three straight 5-11 seasons, the Cowboys went 10-6 and reached the playoffs in their first year under Parcells. Still, he expects better in 2004.

"That doesn't mean we'll win more games," Parcells said. "That just means I think from head to toe that we have a chance to be better. I really believe that."

Wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, who had two of his Pro Bowl seasons for Parcells while with the New York Jets, came to Dallas in a trade with Tampa Bay.

Vinny Testaverde was reunited with his old coach last week, leaving the Jets as a free agent. The 40-year-old quarterback will compete for the starting job with incumbent Quincy Carter and serve as a mentor to Drew Henson, who was added this spring after he quit professional baseball.

"These guys that were here last year, they've already bought into it. From that alone, we'll be a better team," running back Richie Anderson said. "We already know what to expect. He's not going to allow certain things to happen or go on."


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KEYWORDS: loadofbs; oversensitive; pcpress; rememberpearlharbor; ridiculous; slur; victimology
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1 posted on 06/07/2004 8:37:18 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: freedom44
Parcells spoke to Kuboshima, offering what the reporter perceived to be an apology. Kuboshima said he was surprised more by the reaction of other reporters than the comment.

Me too.

2 posted on 06/07/2004 8:38:38 PM PDT by kesg
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To: freedom44
Bill Parcells apologized Monday for calling the surprise plays used in practice "Jap plays," saying the remark was inappropriate.

The remark was not inappropriate. Move on.

3 posted on 06/07/2004 8:40:54 PM PDT by krb (the statement on the other side of this tagline is false)
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To: freedom44

I wonder what Jeremy Shockey would have to say about this.


4 posted on 06/07/2004 8:43:23 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Ego numquam pronunciare mendacium . . . sed ego sum homo indomitus")
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To: freedom44

Any minute now the liberals will start pawing through Parcells' garbage cans...


5 posted on 06/07/2004 8:43:49 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Yitgadal v'yitgadash Shmei Raba)
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To: freedom44
"Jap plays," ???

I am OUTRAGED Tuna used this blatant racial slur!

BOYCOTT THE DALLAS COWBOYS!

GO GIANTS!

6 posted on 06/07/2004 8:44:20 PM PDT by JOE6PAK ("The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein)
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To: freedom44

So Pearl Harbor never happened?


7 posted on 06/07/2004 8:45:50 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: JOE6PAK

Giants suck! Go Cowboys!


8 posted on 06/07/2004 8:49:31 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Pres. Reagan was greeted at the Pearly Gates by his old college buddy, Moses.:-))
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To: JOE6PAK

amen from a Giant fan that now lives in Virginia


9 posted on 06/07/2004 8:49:51 PM PDT by since1868
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To: kesg
Bugs Bunny says, "You want Japs Doc?"
10 posted on 06/07/2004 8:50:47 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (We are the Orkin Men and the cockroaches are now being fumigated.)
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To: kesg

Parcell's is toast. Quit now Bill. Go home and fade away.


11 posted on 06/07/2004 8:52:18 PM PDT by zarf
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Jewish American Princess Hes in Deep Do Do


12 posted on 06/07/2004 8:52:28 PM PDT by al baby
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To: freedom44

'Jap plays' is offensive. Please refer to them as 'Japanese plays'.


13 posted on 06/07/2004 9:00:17 PM PDT by opinionator
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To: opinionator

Good thing he did not say the n word

nip


14 posted on 06/07/2004 9:03:55 PM PDT by al baby
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To: freedom44
Meanwhile, John Effing Kerry can flip off Vietnam vets and call Secret Service Agents "sonsofb*tches" with impunity.

What a weird world we live in.

15 posted on 06/07/2004 9:04:21 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: kesg
We paid for the right to use the word Jap on December 7, 1941. Like it or not.


17 posted on 06/07/2004 9:06:22 PM PDT by AndrewC (I am a Bertrand Russell agnostic, even an atheist.</sarcasm>)
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To: JOE6PAK
I am OUTRAGED Tuna used this blatant racial slur!Isn't the nickname "Tuna" a fishial slur?
18 posted on 06/07/2004 9:06:24 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: freedom44
What if he said: "We are gonna do a 9-11 on the Red Skins this year"....OR..

"The Cowboys will do a Abu Ghraib on the Giants".

When does the OUTRAGE end!

Tuna MUST be held accountable for his racial remarks!

Go Gints!

19 posted on 06/07/2004 9:07:25 PM PDT by JOE6PAK ("The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein)
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To: al baby

He really got nipped on that one.

If the team ever wants to be niggardly they could cite this as a reason to fire him and save some cash.

But I don't see the Cowboys as a team to welsh on a tab.


20 posted on 06/07/2004 9:07:38 PM PDT by Bogey78O (McDonalds rejected slogan "Billions served....millions if not counting Michael Moore")
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To: Bogey78O

I love that word nothing stingy about it


21 posted on 06/07/2004 9:11:58 PM PDT by al baby
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To: freedom44
...Parcells said about quarterbacks coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. "Mike wants the defense to do well, and Sean, he's going to have a few ... no disrespect for the Orientals, but what we call Jap plays. OK. Surprise things."

What always makes me laugh about incidents like this is that it was supposedly wrong for Parcells to utter the word "Japs" because it's considered a racial slur, but then the media turns right around and prints this very same word in it's newspapers and on it's websites. If it's a racial slur to use the word "Japs", then the media, by using the word "Japs" in it's coverage of the Parcells incident, is using a racial slur.

22 posted on 06/07/2004 9:12:03 PM PDT by usadave
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To: freedom44

Off to the Sensitivity Gulag with him!!!


23 posted on 06/07/2004 9:13:01 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Retrosexual Vietnam veteran against John Kerry, proud to be a "crook" and a "liar.")
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To: opinionator
'Jap plays' is offensive. Please refer to them as 'Japanese plays'.

It is also offensive to say Brits. Everybody please say British instead.

24 posted on 06/07/2004 9:16:26 PM PDT by usadave
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To: JOE6PAK
Tuna MUST be held accountable for his racial remarks!

The NFL would have PR nightmares by the thousands if every NFL coach and player were quoted accurately. No wonder they pressured ESPN to drop "Playmakers".

At least Tuna conducts legal practices. The "Gints" have a lot to prove after the way they quit last year.

I'm a life-long Raiders fan that lives about 3/4 mile from the Cowboys complex. I'm rooting for the Tuna, because I'm looking to sell in a year, and there's plenty of Cowboy fans that want to live in Valley Ranch.

25 posted on 06/07/2004 9:17:09 PM PDT by Night Hides Not
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To: freedom44

Nip Left!

12-7-41!

Hut Hut Hut!


27 posted on 06/07/2004 9:18:33 PM PDT by Petronski (Some leftists find Bush's very existence to be a "constant oppressive force in their daily psyche.")
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To: Texas Eagle
Certainly a vegeterian slur, not a doubt of it.

And, whooooooooooo the bleep cares? The NFL needs MORE ''Jap'' plays, not fewer; it's become disgustingly predictable for 90%+ of the game and the games.

Imagine, for example, even a gimpy Warner in the same backfield as Michael Vick -- what havoc might THAT pair wreak, eh, with a bit of imagination on the coaches' parts (well, given a couple of better receivers, too...)?

28 posted on 06/07/2004 9:20:20 PM PDT by SAJ (Buy 2 NGG05 9.00 calls, Sell 5 NGG05 12.00 calls against, for $1.000 net credit OB. Mortal lock.)
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To: Bogey78O
Parcells should quit now...

Cowboy fans should hand all season tickets over to the homeless...

Hang Vinny Testaverde in Effigy...(or downtown Dallas)

GO GINTS!

29 posted on 06/07/2004 9:21:53 PM PDT by JOE6PAK ("The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein)
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To: SAJ
Maybe Parcells should've called them "f***ing Jap plays" a la Hillary Clinton.

Apparently using an adjective cancels the offending nature of the remark.

31 posted on 06/07/2004 9:24:48 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: al baby

I purposely made a racially non-racial post just for fun.


32 posted on 06/07/2004 9:29:55 PM PDT by Bogey78O (McDonalds rejected slogan "Billions served....millions if not counting Michael Moore")
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To: krb
Bill Parcells apologized Monday for calling the surprise plays used in practice "Jap plays," saying the remark was inappropriate.

That was a wise apology, but I don't think his subsequent comments that the NFL was going to "Jew me out of $25,000" helped his case.

33 posted on 06/07/2004 9:30:37 PM PDT by Barlowmaker
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To: Bogey78O
He really got nipped on that one.
If the team ever wants to be niggardly they could cite this as a reason to fire him and save some cash.
But I don't see the Cowboys as a team to welsh on a tab.

They can probably use this as an excuse to jew him out of several thousand.

34 posted on 06/07/2004 9:30:42 PM PDT by Wumpus Hunter (<a href="http://moveon.org" target="blank">Communist front group for Kerry</a>)
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To: usadave

And no longer should we say "American" anymore.

From now on we shall use the full title...

"The best people on the Earth who just so happen to live in America"

:pppppp


35 posted on 06/07/2004 9:32:00 PM PDT by Bogey78O (McDonalds rejected slogan "Billions served....millions if not counting Michael Moore")
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To: Wumpus Hunter

Beat ya by five seconds!


36 posted on 06/07/2004 9:32:27 PM PDT by Barlowmaker
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To: Wumpus Hunter

Yea, but like the finest country clubs of the 50s I decided to keep the jews out of it.


37 posted on 06/07/2004 9:33:28 PM PDT by Bogey78O (McDonalds rejected slogan "Billions served....millions if not counting Michael Moore")
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To: freedom44
The Japanese are offended at other people being RACIST ?

Somewhere the chutzpah factor has gone down since it's been sucked into Japan.

38 posted on 06/07/2004 9:34:04 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Resolve to perform what you must; perform without fail that what you resolve.)
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To: freedom44

ROTFL! No one can say anything any more! We have just gone nuts in this country.


39 posted on 06/07/2004 9:34:30 PM PDT by ladyinred (RIP Governor/President Reagan, ride peacefully into that sunset.)
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To: ladyinred
We have just gone nuts in this country.

Great! Now you've gone and offended the "mentally challenged." :)

40 posted on 06/07/2004 9:45:56 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: freedom44
Move the Cowboys to L.A....

Parcells must be publicly flogged in Tokyo...

Jimmy Jones should be heavily fined...

Go Gints

41 posted on 06/07/2004 9:46:23 PM PDT by JOE6PAK ("The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein)
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To: usadave
It is also offensive to say Brits. Everybody please say British instead

Is "Bloody Limeys" OK?

My PC manual is always out of date. Can't seem to find the time to study this week's version.

42 posted on 06/07/2004 9:49:07 PM PDT by m87339 (If you could see what a drag it is to be you)
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To: freedom44

Someone ought to ask that John Tateishi which side is he on in this ol ball game? I mean is he not sure or what? Was Pearl Harbor self defense for the Japs or what? Oops sorry


43 posted on 06/07/2004 9:50:44 PM PDT by junta
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To: freedom44

THEY BOMBED STOTSENBERG??!!!


44 posted on 06/07/2004 9:52:07 PM PDT by Jhensy
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To: Bedford Forrest

What the f do any of us have to do with the imperial Japanese?


45 posted on 06/07/2004 10:02:01 PM PDT by hasegawasama
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To: freedom44

LOL


"JAP"...oh lord...the horror of it all.

We've lost our collective sense.


46 posted on 06/07/2004 10:03:54 PM PDT by wardaddy (This is it. We either win and prevail or we lose and get tossed into that dustbin W mentioned!)
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To: freedom44
John Tateishi of the Japanese-American Citizen's League, a national civil rights group told DallasNews.com. "Unfortunately, he is ignorant about racial slurs. I take great offense by what he said. Parcells ought to know better. He sorely needs more education on what is offensive and non-offensive to Japanese-Americans. I am shocked that he would say this."

Methinks this Tateishi guy just sits around waiting for chances to get offended. If somebody says "jap" or "nip" to me, without malice aforethought, then there really is no reason to take offense; if somebody calls me a "jap" to be intentionally derogatory, then that person is clearly not worthy of consideration, and should be pitied.

Mr. Tateishi, from one Japanese American to another: be a man, for crying out loud!

47 posted on 06/07/2004 10:07:29 PM PDT by Begin
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To: Texas Eagle
I am OUTRAGED Tuna used this blatant racial slur!Isn't the nickname "Tuna" a fishial slur?

Actually, Charlie is probably more upset being labeled "Chicken" of the sea.


48 posted on 06/07/2004 10:10:35 PM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: freedom44

While we're at it let's change the name Dallas Cowboys because after all the cowboys slaughtered a lot of our Native American friends and the name Cowboy might be offensive to them and also Cowboy is animal-sexist because it doesn't include the bulls so it should be Cattleboy but hell that's offensive too because animals are people too and have rights and look how they're treated by the whole beef industry so lets just call them the Boys but no that may conjure up images of the old Jim Crow South in the minds of our fans that are people of color so lets just call them the Dallas Athletes of Indeterminate Origin.


49 posted on 06/07/2004 10:10:50 PM PDT by dandi ("No nation ever taxed it's way into prosperity." - R.L.)
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To: wardaddy
I say put him in a pile of naked assistant coaches with panties on his head and point at his penis. hahahahahahahahahahahaha... Gawd!!! I crack myself up.

The Cowboys RULE!!!!!!

I could care less what he says... Jeez, the best teams the Cowbowys ever had, had a couple of felons, cocaine use on the sidelines, a flasher, and several drunk and disorderly linemen. It's football not a convent.

50 posted on 06/07/2004 10:13:05 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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